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Cardiff features on Google Maps parody website

Cardiff's best places to take a nap - as seen on Google Naps Credit: Google Naps

A parody website called 'Google Naps' - based on Google Maps - features Cardiff. The website aims to help uncover "the world's coziest and coolest places to take a well-deserved nap", according to the creators.

Users can post their favourite suggestions for nap locations, giving details of the nap (whether on a bench, lawn, bed etc) and reasons why you should nap there. One of the Cardiff posts is listed as a bench in Catays Park. The post states: "the City Hall clock tower acts as an alarm clock".

Read more about Google Naps on the ITV News national site.


PM 'hoodwinked' April Jones parents over abuse images

The parents of murdered schoolgirl April Jones have criticised David Cameron for failing to clamp down on online images of child abuse.

Paul Jones accused the Prime Minister of reneging on a vow to take tough action on blocking internet images of abuse.

Jones told Channel 5 News: "I think he's hoodwinked us a little bit by coming out banging the drums, but hasn't actually put any money in place - he's left it to the internet (companies)."

April Jones' parents Coral and Paul with her brother Harley. Credit: PA Wire

He added: "When I last met David Cameron I said aim high - but he's fallen well short of the mark."

Last July, Cameron threatened to impose tough new laws on internet giants if they fail to blacklist key search terms for horrific images as part a crackdown on online porn unveiled today.

In November, Google and Microsoft promised to introduce new software that will automatically block 100,000 "unambiguous" search terms which lead to illegal content.

Coral and Paul Jones launched the campaign after Mark Bridger was found guilty of their daughter's abduction and murder last year.


Life sciences network among three launching today

The discovery of new drugs and development of new treatments will form the basis for a new science network launching today. One of three, the life sciences and health network, based at Cardiff University will work on areas that have unmet medical need.

A new network launching today will look into the development of new drugs Credit: PA

Another area to be looked at will be the growing needs of society, such as the need for food. The network will carry out research into the relationships between land, water, the provision of food and energy production.

The network is one of three Ser Cymru National Research Networks for Wales launching today. They are funded by £7m from the Welsh Government and are designed attract more scientific research business to the country.

Science network to focus on materials and engineering

One of three new science networks launching today will focus on materials and engineering. It aims to carry out research that could have applications in manufacturing.

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Solar technology is one area of research for a new science network launching today Credit: PA

One area of research for the network, based at Swansea University, will be solar technology. Different materials that could be used to coat buildings to harness solar energy, instead of using solar panels, are already being discussed.


Multi-million pound investment in science networks

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Millions of pounds are being invested in new science networks Credit: PA

Wales is to gain three new science networks. The Ser Cymru National Research Networks for Wales are the product of a £7m investment by the Welsh Government. They are designed to attract scientific research business and cover various disciplines from medicine, manufacturing, energy and food security.

'Spy in Sky' craft flights to begin

Watchkeeper has clocked up 500 hours of flying time in Wales. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/P A Images

The Army's latest "spy in the sky" unmanned aircraft, which was tested in Wales, is due to begin flying over British skies this week.

Watchkeeper, a reconnaissance and surveillance unmanned air system (UAS), has a wingspan of 35 feet and can fly at an altitude of up to 16,000 feet.

It has been designed to loiter over areas of interest for "significantly longer" than existing systems, providing clear surveillance pictures to troops on the ground.

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